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What Causes This Error: Browseit.Getfiletext.Permission Denied?

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  The error, "BrowseIt.GetFileText.Permission Denied," or any variation thereof, is caused by an error in the free, open-source Web browser, BrowseIt! If you've installed BrowseIt! on your computer or a program that incorporates BrowseIt! elements, that software may be corrupted. However, since the software is free, it's also known to be used in some viruses and adware, which may have infected your computer.

 

BrowseIt!

·         BrowseIt! was first created in 2005 as a tabbed, open-source Web browser intended to replicate the functionality of Mozilla's Firefox browser. But, instead of using Firefox as the basis for programming, BrowseIt! is designed to run off of Internet Explorer's underlying framework. If you're seeing the error once and it goes away, a component that you installed probably contains BrowseIt! You might need to uninstall the offending program or contact the manufacturer for technical support.

 

 

Virus or Adware

 

·         According to Prevx, the division of Webroot that catches and categorizes viruses, adware and malware, the file BrowseIt.exe can be used as a component in adware. If the error message continues to pop up, despite your efforts to close the dialog boxes, then it's likely that the error is due to an infection on your computer. Adware is a type of malware that can infect your computer. It functions as a program on your system, which is why it uses the -ware suffix, indicating that it's a type of software. The mal- prefix is appended to designate something malicious and the ad- prefix is used for software that attempt to gather information for advertisers and direct you to make purchases. Both adware and malware are similar to viruses in that they can be secretly installed on your computer, however, viruses are self-replicating while adware and malware are contracted from an infected site on the Internet.

 

Uninstallation

 

·         If you think that you installed a program that is causing the error, you can uninstall it through the Control Panel in Windows. Click "Start" and then click "Control Panel." Click "Uninstall a Program" and scroll through the list to find the program you suspect is causing the problem. The most likely suspect will be the most recent program that you installed before the error appeared. Click to select the program and then click "Uninstall" from the bar above the list. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation. Restart your computer when you're done. If the error persists, you may need to restore your computer to an earlier date. Click "Start" and type "System Restore." When the window appears, follow the instructions to restore your computer's software to an earlier date. Choose the most recent date that is prior to the first time you saw the error. Your computer will restart when the process is done.

 

Virus Removal

 

·         If you suspect that the error is caused by a malware, you need to clean off the infection. If you have antivirus and antimalware software installed on your computer already, update the definitions and run a scan. If you don't have software installed, you can download software from the Internet to help. Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG Anti-Virus and Trend Micro are tools that you can use to clean your system (links in Resources). If the infection is preventing you from using your computer, you may need to start in Safe Mode. Power off the computer and then turn it back on while pressing "F8" on the keyboard. When the option arises, use the arrow keys to select "Start in Safe Mode" and press "Enter." Use the antivirus and antimalware software of your choice while in Safe Mode to clean out the infection.

 

 

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